A New Initiative

    I have heard it said many times all over the country that there is not enough support for parents of discerners, seminarians, sisters, priests, brothers, and consecrated virgins.

    The vast majority of dioceses, let alone parishes, do NOT have a group dedicated to the parents! They need to know they are not alone. We need to celebrate them and encourage them as their children grow in their vocation, which is why Vocation Ministry created a new Facebook group entitled Vocation Ministry: Seedbed.

    Why name it Seedbed? 
    St. John Paul II said that “The family is the Seedbed of Vocations". With that in mind, Seedbed is a group designed to support and encourage parents of men and women who are discerning their supernatural vocation or who have already said YES to the priesthood or consecrated life (in all its forms). If you are a parent of a discerner, seminarian, priest, sister, etc., or know someone who is, tell them to type in Vocation Ministry: Seedbed into the search feature of Facebook and ask to join. They will answer a few short questions, and then be accepted into the group.

    Click Here to Visit Vocation Ministry: Seedbed

    Next Events

      How did your parish celebrate World Day of Consecrated Life and World Marriage Day? Please share your successes and struggles with me! I am here to help!

      Are you gearing up for Religious Brother’s Day and World Day of Prayer for Vocations yet? With Lent and Easter around the corner, do start formulating a plan of action for what will happen at your parish. You may not have any brothers serving in your diocese or from your parish, so this is a great time to bring awareness to the fact that men are still attracted to this vocation! You can find out more HERE.

      The main purpose for World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to have an opportunity of prayer for your vocations in your parish.  This incredibly important world-wide event should be the pinnacle of your yearly events as everything, I mean EVERYTHING, hinges on prayer.  We can do all the promotion in the world, but if we are not praying in our parishes for more men and women to have generous hearts, our efforts will not be fruitful! We will dive more deeply into both upcoming events in the next few emails, but you can find out more right now at the Vocation Ministry website.

      Don't forget to visit www.worlddayofprayerforvocations.com for more!


        Over the last few months, I have been working away at a few amazing initiatives that I will reveal over the next months! Two of them will help YOU in your work at your parish, and one BIG project that will help Vocation Ministry grow and reach more priests and parishioners around the globe! Be on the lookout for a few extra ANNOUNCEMENT emails over the next few months!


        Keep in Touch!

          Don’t forget to email me back with your stories of triumph or struggle. If you have questions, know that I am here to support you in this mission of Building a Culture of Vocations One Parish at a Time! Email me!

          As always, know that you are in my prayers. If you think of it, please pray for me, too.

          God bless you!

          Rhonda Gruenewald
          Vocation Ministry
          Cell: 281-352-4005

          St. Alphonsus Liguori, Pray For Us!

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